TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) - RTDNA Canada is delighted to announce that Lisa LaFlamme will receive the RTDNA's prestigious President's Award.

In making the announcement, RTDNA President Ian Koenigsfest said, "Lisa LaFlamme's career as a broadcast journalist in Canada has been punctuated with both the highest achievements as well as trailblazing accomplishments."

The President's Award, which is the highest honour bestowed by the association, acknowledges an individual who has brought recognition and distinction to the field of electronic and digital journalism.

Koenigsfest added, "In her roles as a television correspondent and anchor she has travelled the world and provided Canadians not only with memorable content, but also most importantly, with context and meaning. As a curious, passionate and determined storyteller Ms. LaFlamme has afforded Canadians the opportunity to understand many of the world's complexities.

"I am thrilled to congratulate Lisa on this tremendous honour," said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. "Lisa's unwavering commitment to the foundational tenets of good journalism coupled with a passion for strong storytelling make her a truly inspiring member of the CTV News family. We couldn't be more proud."

The presentation will take place at the association's upcoming national conference in Toronto in June 2 - 4, 2016 at the Shangri-La Hotel.

RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers in Canada. The members of RTDNA Canada recognize the responsibility of broadcast journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report independently about matters of public interest and to present a wide range of expressions, opinions and ideas. The RTDNA Canada Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession.

Contact Information:

Monica Sayers
(604) 566.8311

Ian Koenigsfest
President, RTDNA Canada
(604) 240.7326